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Operatic day at the beach evokes climate crisis in Brooklyn

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 7:03am
How do you turn a performance space in Brooklyn into a day at the beach? Answer: Truck in 21 tons of sand from New Jersey in 50-pound bags and dump them out onto the floor — all 840 of them.

Rich nations head to South Africa seeking coal exit deal

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 7:02am
Four of the world’s richest nations will send a delegation to South Africa as soon as next week to seek a deal to begin closing the country’s coal-fired plants, according to people familiar with the matter.

Post-monsoon fever outbreak kills over 100 in Indian state

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 7:01am
Infections following monsoon rains have led to a fever outbreak in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing at least 114 people in the past three weeks, health officials said yesterday.

Fitch is latest to offer ESG ratings as investors face new risks

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 7:01am
Fitch Group will start offering sustainability ratings in response to growing demand from investors increasingly anxious about climate and social risk.

Climate falsehoods spread over Facebook after Texas blackout

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 7:00am
Facebook announced today that it will spend $1 million to combat climate misinformation on its platform. But it was met with skepticism by groups that are tracking the spread of scientific denial on Facebook.

Vineyard Wind secures $2.3B in financing

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 6:57am
If money represents progress, then America’s first large offshore wind project is moving forward.

'Transform America': One climate slogan for both parties

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 6:57am
An unusual defense of Democrats’ climate policy emerged this week during a key committee markup: It could help fossil fuels.

EPA poised to slash HFCs 85% with new climate rule

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 6:56am
An EPA rule currently under review at the White House would phase down climate superpollutants used in cooling and refrigeration, paving the way for the United States to comply with a global deal the Obama administration helped broker five years ago.

Dems seek 'historic' changes to U.S. flood program

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 6:55am
Congressional Democrats are moving toward enacting two measures that would vastly improve the nation’s flood resilience by expanding access to flood insurance and giving communities a more accurate picture of their flood risk through better maps. Two provisions in a budget reconciliation bill the House Financial Services Committee approved Tuesday aim to address longstanding shortcomings in flood protection as climate change and coastal development intensify damage from flooding.

Ireland takes on powerful farm lobby to meet climate goals

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 7:13am
The cattle that roam Ireland’s fields are a charming part of its stunning landscapes. They’re also the reason the country is Europe’s third-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases per person.

Gabon's climate law brings it closer to carbon trade ambition

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 7:13am
Gabon has passed legislation that will pave the way for the world’s second-most-forested country to begin trade in carbon credits.

European steel to miss climate goals without technology shift

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 7:12am
Europe’s steel industry must shift to low-carbon technologies from coal-fired blast furnaces within 12 years to prevent global warming exceeding the targets set by the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Climate law activists accuse 17 banks of hypocrisy

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 7:12am
Barclays PLC and Deutsche Bank AG are among 17 banks accused by climate law activists of “hypocrisy” over work related to a controversial North Sea oil field.

With climate bill in trouble, companies ask customers to act

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 7:11am
An initiative launched today by more than 150 businesses and organizations aims to grow support for strong climate policy provisions in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill. And its backers are doing it by mobilizing their customers and members.

Climate rules on green finance might garner GOP support

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 7:06am
It's rare today to find bipartisan agreement in the Senate when it comes to the financial implications of climate change. But Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler told lawmakers yesterday that there’s one climate-related SEC initiative that could engender bipartisan support.

Vt. joins legal fight over Big Oil's role in climate change

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 7:05am
Vermont yesterday became the latest state to sue oil and gas companies over alleged deception about the fossil fuel industry’s contributions to climate change.

Climate ambition stalls ahead of COP 26

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 7:04am
Efforts to accelerate action against climate change are at a standstill less than two months before world leaders are supposed to showcase stronger greenhouse gas emissions commitments at a global warming summit.

Study: Dem plan could cut emissions by nearly a gigaton

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 7:03am
The reconciliation bill working its way through Congress could cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a gigaton by 2030, according to a new report.

Newsom defeats recall attempt, citing EJ progress

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 7:03am
Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom triumphed in the state's recall election yesterday, with a margin some called a mandate for more aggressive action on climate change.

Biden calls for climate action ahead of historic legislation

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 6:59am
Dealing with climate change doesn’t have to be hard, President Biden said yesterday: All it takes is for people to come together. “Something that is caused by humans can be solved by humans,” he said. If only it were that easy.